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by No_Mind
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Wellness, Diet & Fitness
Topic: More effort in 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 366

More effort in 2020

I have been off balance from October. Practice waned a bit. Was not focused and single-minded like the 12 months prior to it. A new year is almost here. Look to return to practice with double the effort and much wiser. Also lose 10 more kilos (lost 10 kilos this year). That would mean no more insipi...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Political Views and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 896

Re: Political Views and Buddhist Practice

Can having strong political views co-exist with serious pursuit of Buddhism? Yes. The Dalai Lama, for example... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/dalai-lama-europe-refugee-crisis-immigration-eu-racism-tibet-buddhist-a8537221.html The question referred to strong political views. While...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Pāli
Topic: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Looking for a modern spoken language that shares many similarities with Pali vocabulary

Bengali, my mother tongue. It is derived from Magadhi, a sibling language of Pali. Of course modern Bengali is very different from Pali but often words like Mahapajapati .. I don't need translation to understand it. And of course Dukkha .. never had problem with that one. But if you learn Bengali, y...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lack of progress
Replies: 65
Views: 1747

Re: Lack of progress

Why so mirthful Sarath? :? It is not me. It is Mara! Because it is the most common factor for a monk to disrobe. The way I understand even if the monk is Sotapanna he still can disrobe for a woman. Letter from Mara https://www.urbandharma.org/udharma/maracontent.html Really .. lust is the most comm...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Lack of progress
Replies: 65
Views: 1747

Re: Lack of progress

SarathW wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:36 am
There is still a chance, though, that I could eventually drop out and lose myself between a woman’s breasts.
:rofl:
Why so mirthful Sarath? :?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Theories are useless
Replies: 43
Views: 1066

Re: Theories are useless

:namaste: I think it's all useless. After pages and pages of discussion, after hundreds of articles and books, what's changed? The anxiety, the desire, the pain ... all this continues. Whether you believe in no-self or not-self, dependent origination or emptiness, this or that, it doesn't seem to m...
by No_Mind
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Family Life and Relationships
Topic: Merry Christmas Dhamma Wheel !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 312

Re: Merry Christmas Dhamma Wheel !!!

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas :candle:

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Symbolic meaning of Buddha's mother and step-mother
Replies: 12
Views: 373

Re: Symbolic meaning of Buddha's mother and step-mother

Didn't know whether to put this into General Theravada discussion subforum, but i figured if a positive answer exists, it will more likely be found in some Mahayana or Vajrayana tradition. The question is were there (/ are there) any Buddhist or Hindus who interpret the names of Buddha's mother and...
by No_Mind
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

At cost of being gender insensitive - existential angst is principally a male thing. I do not expect most women to understand or comprehend it or any movie or literature about it. You do know that women also die when they grow old? Last I heard, they actually know about it too! :roll: I'd say this ...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Political Views and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 896

Re: Political Views and Buddhist Practice

If there are changes in society that I find unpalatable - be it tax cuts to the wealthy or free pass to illegal migrants (not USA .. India too has a pressing illegal migrant problem) .. should a Buddhist not voice it? you have asked about "serious pursuit of Buddhism" which I have interpreted as "s...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

It is one thing, unlike fear, lust, anxiety etc., that cannot be healed by mindfulness since it cannot be observed as an arising and falling. Like Nibbana, existential angst is a stable state by itself and does not have peaks and valleys. Angst is constant and unwavering? There are not days that it...
by No_Mind
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Political Views and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 896

Re: Political Views and Buddhist Practice

Can having strong political views co-exist with serious pursuit of Buddhism? No because "strong views" of any kind are likely to be self-identity views . Thus cultivating such views is cultivating self-identity views which undermines serious pursuit of dhamma. But that changes one to a vegetable. E...
by No_Mind
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Political Views and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 30
Views: 896

Political Views and Buddhist Practice

Can having strong political views co-exist with serious pursuit of Buddhism? excess details below can be skipped I have avoided politics of my nation for about 18 months but now I need to have a view due to prevailing circumstances. By absolutely liberal terms of reference it is right wing view. But...
by No_Mind
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

binocular wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:18 am
Prince Siddhartha left the palace because he was gripped by existential angst.
So Buddha was not a Buddhist?
Prince Siddhartha and the Buddha are not the same person (other than legally).
Huh :?

:namaste:
by No_Mind
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Connections to Other Paths
Topic: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice
Replies: 34
Views: 1311

Re: Existentialism and Buddhist Practice

People can have two kind of orientation: ego based or task based. Existential crisis is based on ego: why do I exist, what is my purpose in life, what is there in life for me ? Are these questions even useful? Who actually know the answers to this questions? The Buddha himself taught that life is j...